More Legal Advice from Hutson and Harris

More Legal Advice from Hutson & Harris

A few days ago, I got on my soapbox about the edible laws in Texas. Actually, I let a few musically talented attorneys do most of the talking. I thought I would share some more of their wisdom today… trust me, just shut up and listen.

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The Times Are Changing for Medical Marijuana but Not in Texas

Changing Times Regarding Medical Marijuana While Texas Lags Behind

While surprised by many of the results in our recent election, the number of states legalizing marijuana is not on my list. According to this 2015 article at Pew Research Center support for marijuana legalization has been growing, younger generations are even more in favor of it, and nearly half of all Americans have tried it.

I am not here to argue about whether recreational use should be legal. I have said for decades that the criminal charges for possession are far too harsh and that it is incomprehensible that it is not already legal for medical use.  At my age and with my health issues, I currently do NO recreational drugs, legal or otherwise.

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Miami Woman Pulls Over Police Officer

Miami Woman Pulls Over Police Officer

“The Reason I Pulled You Over Today… “

A motor officer patrolling in Arizona on a BMW...
A motor officer patrolling in Arizona on a BMW “motor” Photo © by Jeff Dean (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have all seen it. No lights, no siren, no warning and whooosh, a patrol car blows right by you. One should hope that they have a reason for doing so but are the lights and sirens not to be used when such reason exists?

Some might argue that the woman in the video below is crazy, bent or simply has too much time on her hands. Watching the video, one could also conclude she is just fed up.

Regardless of why this woman put some serious effort into catching up with an officer, she claimed travelling about 100 mph, attempting multiple times to get his attention.  Look what happens when she does.

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Things NOT to Re-Gift – Engagement Rings

Re-Gift Idea Fails – The Engagement Ring

To be filed under “Can’t make this stuff up”

There are two things about this story that hit me immediately. The first is obvious, “could he be that stupid?”. However, I did know an individual who actually did re-gift an engagement ring.  Seems this type of stupid runs more common than one would first think. I get the stupid part, there is just one detail I am curious about. Continue reading “Things NOT to Re-Gift – Engagement Rings”

Is There a Glimmer of Hope for Net Neutrality?

FCC chair cracks door open to reclassifying broadband as a public utility | Ars Technica.

I just caught this headline and had to post it.  Here is a short quote form the article:

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler isn’t abandoning his proposal to let ISPs charge Web services for access to Internet “fast lanes.”

But he will ask the public whether Internet service should be reclassified as a common carrier service, and whether paid prioritization deals should be banned, the Wall Street Journalreported last night.

While it is not a victory, it does show some potential. I wonder if they are ever going to consider the same basic consumer rights for cell phones?

 

15 Things About Pot – An Article at The Weather Channel

15 Things About Pot

Marijuana
Marijuana (Photo credit: warrantedarrest)

While checking the hourly weather this morning, I noticed an article at The Weather Channel.  It was about weed and 16 pages long.  I thought I might post a summary to encourage others to read it.  To be honest, most of the pages are more image than text and only a few paragraphs long.  I am not going to cover all 15 items here but just a few.

I am not entirely in favor of legalization of mood altering substances in general.  However, the reason there is so much debate regarding a weed that used to grow wild and keep ditches from washing out is because there are some good reasons for such.  Compared to the “drugs” that are legal, it is not too harmful.  Furthermore, cigarettes are the leading cause of preventable death and anyone of legal age can use them exactly as intended and kill themselves.

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The Revolving Door of Washinton DC

To Be Filed Under “WTF?”

I honestly don’t know how or why the citizens of the world, especially those in the Corporate United States of America put up with the blatant greasy palm and revolving door politics.  I really wish I could tell people we live in a democracy.  Truth seems closer to a “Corporatocracy” of bullshit and lies. Continue reading “The Revolving Door of Washinton DC”